Restless Leg Syndrome
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We continue to hear that many of you are suf-
fering from restless leg syndrome (RLS). I
would like to take some time to talk about
what could be causing this problem and what you can do
to treat it.
Restless Leg Syndrome is a condition marked by un-
pleasant leg sensations in the evening, especially at bed
time. These sensations can include pain, cramps, tin-
gling, itching, burning, and/or aching all of which ease
with motion. For some of you, the sensations are so
strong that they are also felt in the arms. RLS oftentimes
leads to insomnia which brings with it a whole host of
other problems and side effects.
You may be wondering how physicians diagnose RLS.
Four Criteria for Diagnosing RLS
1. A strong urge to move the legs.
2. Symptoms that begin or worsen when you are inac-
3. Relief from movement.
4. Symptoms that begin or worsen in the evening or at
While Restless Leg Syndrome is sometimes hereditary
and also more common with age and high stress levels,
there are some medications that are associated with the
problem including caffeine, alcohol, and H2-histamine
blockers (ranitidine, cimetidine, certain antidepressants).
Known Causes of Restless Leg Syndrome
Hormone diseases like
Iron deficiency &
There are many ways to treat RLS. Your first course of
action could include any of the following.
Warm or cold baths
Tonic water at bedtime
Heating pad or ice packs
Electronic nerve stimulation
Stretching before bed
Avoiding alcohol & cigarettes
I would like to suggest that you also review your pre-
scriptions to see if the cause might be a nutrient deple-
tion resulting from your medications. It is common for
people with a magnesium deficiency to experience rest-
less legs. I have seen many patients have great results
taking two of Country Life’s Calcium Magnesium Potas-
sium tablets at bedtime. A 45 day supply is just $13.99
(31¢ a day).
If you would like to sit down and talk about your medi-
cations and what may be causing your restless legs,
please feel free to call the pharmacy to schedule a con-
sultation with one of our pharmacists. We would love to
help you identify potential
If you’ve tried everything above
and are still struggling, the fol-
lowing medications used to treat
Restless Leg Syndrome:
Drugs used to treat Parkin-
Drugs used to treat Epilepsy
I recommend that these only be used as a last resort, es-
pecially the muscle relaxants, sleep medications, and
opiods as they can be addicting.
I hope this information is helpful to many of you. If you
have further questions, please stop in and ask or call to
schedule a consultation with one of our pharmacists.
Wayne Myers, Pharm. D.
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Back-to-School Health Support
The summer has once again flown by, and the kids are heading back to school… back to sharing their germs and ill-
nesses with each other. Make sure the kids you love are protected. Here are the top four supplements we recommend
1. A Daily Multivitamin—Make sure your child is taking a multivitamin. Opt for a food-based product, like Hakuna
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2. Vitamin D—Vitamin D might be the single most important nutrient for your child’s overall health. Low levels of
vitamin D correlate to poor bone health, higher blood pressure, and cholesterol problems. Your kids probably got
plenty of vitamin D from the sun during the summer months, but now that they are back to school we recommend
using 1,000iu of vitamin D3 per 25 pounds of your child’s weight daily. This means a 50
pound child should take 2,000iu a day. We recommend Nordic Naturals D3 Gummies
1,000iu. A bottle of 60 gummies is just $13.45.
3. Omega-3s—These fats are the building blocks of your child’s nervous system. Which
means that they’re especially important for your child’s developing brain. Your child
would need to eat at least two servings of fatty fish per week to get the bare minimum of
omega-3s. Otherwise, it’s time to start looking for a high quality supplement. Recom-
mended intakes for kids vary anywhere between 500-1,500mg of omega-3s per day, de-
pending on age. Nordic Naturals liquid Children’s DHA is just $24.95 for an 8oz bottle.
4. Probiotics—Studies show that probiotics dramatically lowered the frequency and sever-
ity of both diarrhea and respiratory infections. This is an essential supplement to build
your child’s immune system. Our favorite for kids is Metagenics UltraFlora Children’s Chewable Probiotic. One
daily gives your child five billion live organisms. A 60ct bottle is just $29.95.
If you have questions on how to keep the kids you love healthy, please stop in and talk to any of our pharmacists or
our supplement specialist, Tracie Roles.
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Ritalin. Just the name alone is enough to send shivers down any parent’s spine. Ritalin (methylphenidate),
Concerta, and Daytrana can all produce a wide variety of side-effects including “Ritalin rebound,” loss of
appetite and weight loss, insomnia, headaches, stomachaches, drowsiness, potential liver damage, facial tics, and mel-
ancholy. The long-term effects can be even more devastating.
While Ritalin can be helpful in many cases, ADD and ADHD are NOT Ritalin
deficiencies. Ritalin can, at best, treat some of the symptoms… but at a very
high cost. That’s the bad news. Now here’s the good news!
Our in-depth studies of this disorder have led us to an outstanding homeopathic
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Children should take one drop of cherry flavored Focus CP per year old in the
morning. For instance, a six year old would take six drops. If the child has afternoon activities, give a second dose af-
ter school. Teenagers and adults can take ten drops of Focus HP once or twice a day as needed.
You and your child can begin leading a normal life again. Come to Norland Avenue Pharmacy and pick up Focus CP
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We spend a lot of money and put a lot of effort into
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